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Thursday, 28 November 2013

DESIGNER POST - Selfies! - Ebony van der Starre

Hi everyone,
Ebony back to share a layout created with this month's awesome "Cupcake kit".
I often laugh at my photos on my phone as I scroll through them as I usually find quuite a few selfie photos that my daughter takes of herself without me noticing!

This layout has some of those pictures!!!

See crazy, funny faces make the best layouts!!!
To create this layout I firstly covered a piece of white cardstock with gesso. I then used the newspaper print paper by "Pebbles Inc" from the kit and cut it into smaller, uneven pieces and glued them down on my cardstock and then lightly covered with more gesso.
To colour them I used watercolour paints.

I have also used from the kit the various papers and I have chosen different elements I liked to cut out and use as embellishments such as the numbers and the speech bubble.
I am also always a huge fan of sticker sheets in kits especially ones with words or journalling tags so i loved adding some of the gorgeous ones from "Pebbles Inc" onto this layout!
The alphas are also found in this month's kit and I added some doodling to mine for extra effect!
I hope you are enjoying your kit as much as I am and I will be back soon with another layout to share!

Eb xx

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

GUEST DESIGNER - Gina Rodgers - 10 06 13

Here is what Gina had to say about her first layout share :)
I love the butterfly die-cuts in this kit, they add great dimension! I've machine stitched them down, then "popped" up the wings with adhesive foam dots.

A couple of papers have been softened/toned down a bit by being placed under the vellum .

Thanks so much for sharing Gina!
Stay tuned for more designer shares and in the meantime you may like to check out the APOCD store - I have some exclusive wood veneer sets I have designed available now. Quantities are limited at this stage.
Elf on the Shelf



Raquel x
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Monday, 25 November 2013

SPECIAL GUEST - Lory Bucaria - "Fun"

Today I am here to share the first layout from our lovely guest Lory! Lory has a fun, unique style and I am so pleased that she agreed to create some pages with our Cherry Flair :)

Lory used the camera flair from the One Little Word Cherry Flair Pack

Thanks so much for sharing your 'fun' layout with the APOCD followers Lory! You can see more of Lory's layouts on her blog LOVE SCRAP LIFE

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Guest designer sneak peeks!

Today I am here to give you a little sneak of what our amazing guests have been up to this month.

Firstly, here are a couple of sneaks from Gina Rodgers. Gina has used the Main Cake kit this month, and from the sneaks we are in for a treat!

Here are her sneak! Amazing hey!

Our next sneaks are from our international guest Lory. 
I love what Lory has done with our One Little Word Cherry Flair set!

We certainly have an inspiring month coming up! Stay tuned for our guest pages as well as page shares from our DT member Ebony :)

Raquel xxx

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Introducing our latest guests! .... GIna Rodgers & Lory Bucaria

Introducing the talented Gina Rodgers! Gina will be creating pages with our November Main Cake kit :)

Hi, I live in the Huon Valley in southern Tasmania with my partner Mark and our two teenage girls Rhiannon and Jem. I’ve been scrapping and making cards for about 6 years and also enjoy art journaling and often using these techniques on my scrap pages. My girls are the main inspiration for my pages as well as nature and everyday life. I’m a design team member at Citrus Twist and Kraft it Up and also an Jenni Bowlin Studio Ambassador. I’m very excited to be guest designing this month at APOCD!

Our international guest who will be working with our Cherry Flair is the lovely Loredana Bucaria. I was fortunate to meet this bubbly lady when hubby and I were doing the travelling thing in 2008-2009. I attended one of the most organised scrappy events I have been too, PACS Italy, which Lory helps to organise. Will have to dig up some photos over the coming month ....

Hello everyone ,
I’m Lory and I come from Italy!
I knew scrapbooking in 2003 thanks a friend and a little journey in a Funfair Park where I was actracted by a scrapbooking book full of colors and of die cuts ! Since then I made a long internet research about this hobby and Iwas really lucky to discover a new wonderful world !
Since then my life is changed ! Scrapbooking is become my lifestyle, it helped me in bad moments, like my dad’s death, I met new good friends around the world by internet , all thanks to scrapbooking.
I love scrapbooking because it makes me happy, free, with the scrapbooking I forget all the ordinary worries, all the bad thoughts and only the page, the photos, the story about the photo exist ! I loves to be sitted down on my chair ,close to door of my scraproom and be in my scrapbook space with music in background to scrapbook her pages full of colors, of several and sometimes unusually materials. All for fun and for relaxing ! I have a big dream : to can teach around the world, it should change my life, I’d do what I really want to do! In Italy I have organized an international convention of scrapbooking and mixed media for three years (2008-2010) knowing the most famopus scrapbookers and enjoying so much everything!It was a dream came true! I am solar, joyful, full of things to do but I love my everyday life even if something is not like I would.I’ve got married with the love of my life and now I have a new so cute home that I improve day by day.I love my life even if I am not a Hollywood star!LOL


- Raquel x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

November Cherry Flair Releases

Today I am here to share the new Cherry Flair releases available at APOCD in tomorrow nights sale

 Here are the sets available:

See you at the sale 

Friday, 15 November 2013

November Kit Releases.....revealed!

So, as you may be aware our next kit sale date is:

With the sale date announcement comes our Kit reveals!

Here is a close up look of what the main kit includes:

And the always popular Cupcake Kit....super value in this one!

Check out the full contents video on the You Tube clip:

See you at the sale!

Raquel x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Exclusive products!

Hi everyone!
I have to admit I was a bit excited to see these as new exclusive products for A piece of cake designs!!!!

I just had to use them straight away!!!!! So here is a layout using both of these!

I used my mask to doodle the shapes over a misted background! And I must say I love the SEI tumble dye spray!! Awesome colour as you can see here. I removed the nozzle from the bottle and used the tip of it like a pen to scribble on my background!

I have also used the polaroid frame and some of the cute embellishment stickers from the kit. The sticker sheets are so easy and versatile and make embellishing nice and easy!!

I also have this one to share but I apologise for the poor photo quality. I tried and tried to get a better photo but I just couldn't :( . I find that sometimes this happens because I wet my paper to use watercolours etc and then it tends to crinkle a little making shadows when I photograph it.

I began by machine stiching on my page and then I spritzed with water. I then used drops of theTumble dye spray and a pink watercolour paint to create my watercoloured effect background.
I loved this flower sticker in the kit so I used this as my main embellishment along with another gorgeous "cherry flair". I added in some doodle leaves and some doodles from the stencil again along with some sequins from this kit and past kits. The embellishments in the "cupcake kit" made it easy to create a simple but effective page!

Eb x

Monday, 11 November 2013

SPECIAL GUEST - Magda Mizera - A cup of magic

Today I am here to share a layout from our special guest Magda. I love that she created this just for fun for us and let me tell you, it is gorgeous!

Madga has used our Sweet Love set, which has certainly grown in popularity again in the last couple of months :)

Here is Magda's Layout:

A close up detail shot of her layers and our Cherry Flair:

I'm loving pegs too (as APOCD kit purchasers would know) so this has my heart!

Wow Magda, such a stunning layout! 
Thank you so so much for being a Special Guest at APOCD! 

- Raquel

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